Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy HoliRays

Take me to Your Leader

Well, it's the holiday season and boy have we been busy. I was keeping a list of all of things that I wanted to blog about, but in the mayhem have lost it.

Ray has been a big help this season. He helped us pick out a Christmas tree (we figured that if he didn't stop to sniff it, he wouldn't feel compelled to mark it every day). He helped with the holiday cleaning by eating a couple rolls of toilet paper (I think his idea of "help" in this area might be a little different than mine).
Ray vs. Toilet Paper

He helped entertain Mom, Dad, John, Yuko and Hannah while they
were here for 4 or 5 days and even shared his bed, (Yuko, who was having an allergy attack, took a Benadryl, curled up in Ray's bed (while he was sleeping in it) and took a nap with him).
Ray Taking His Guests on a Tour Around the Backyard He helped with the tree trimming by staying out of everyone's way, then decided that maybe we had too many ornaments and crunched up a couple of the glass balls. (I told everyone to hang the glass high - but obviously his reach is higher than they thought. The second one cut his tongue so he hasn't touched one since.) He is such a good dog
Ray trying to Go Home with Hannah
Everyone Glad to be Leaving Before the BIG SNOW
Amazingly, Ray adjusted very quickly to having a tree in the house although his enthusiastic tail wagging tends to sweep whole sections of ornaments off of the tree at once. Also, he has tried to open one of the presents that arrived in the mail, but it WAS addressed to him and the cats, so technically he was within his rights. I explained to him that he had to wait until Christmas like everyone else.
Also, in the spirit of the season, we had a major snowstorm this weekend and Ray got to experience lots and lots of SNOW. To my complete surprise, Ray turned out to be quite the snow bunny. He LOVED the snow.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Is Anyone DOWN There?

For about 15 minutes. Now that the novelty has worn off, Ray is bored.
Will it Never END?
Has Anyone Seen the Cars?
Merry Christmas!


  1. Love, love, LOVE the picture of Gregg and Ray looking out the window!

  2. I got worried when you hadn't posted in a couple of weeks! Glad that all is well with you in Virginia! Merry Christmas to you, Greg, Ray, and the cats!

  3. Those are great pictures. I am glad to see you Virginian's also get tons of snow every once in a while. The snow starts here in Colorado tonight. The picture of the parents on their way out is also good. We here in Colorado also missed the blogs. You need to get that picture of Ray and Gregg blown up and hung on the wall of Gregg's office.

  4. Oh my goodness, glad it's not me having to cope with all that snow! Great pictures - I wish I could give Ray a big hug for Christmas...